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- "...a three hour tour, a three hour tour."
- - ship's motto
The USS Brattain (NCC-21166) was a Federation Miranda-class science vessel that was in service with Starfleet in the mid-24th century. Brattain was constructed by the Yoyodyne Division at 40 Eridani A Starfleet Construction Yards and commissioned on stardate 22519.5.
The ship was found to be trapped in a Tyken's Rift near an uncharted binary star system. An investigation discovered all but one of the ship's crew died under circumstances of violent suicides and homicides, determined to be caused by severe REM deprivation. When last seen, the Brattain was still trapped within the rift. (TNG: "Night Terrors")
|USS Antares • USS Brattain • USS Lantree • USS Majestic • USS Nautilus • USS Reliant • USS Saratoga (NCC-1887) • USS Saratoga (NCC-31911) • USS ShirKahr • USS Sitak • USS Tian An Men • USS Trial • Unnamed|
Background information Edit
The Brattain was named after physicist Walter Houser Brattain, the inventor of the transistor.  The name was mistakenly spelled "Brittain" on the studio model. (Star Trek Encyclopedia 2nd ed., p. 54) The correct spelling, "Brattain", is legible on several display graphics seen in the episode. It is also the spelling used in the script.